“Wasting Time on Romances”: Uncommon Ground in Reader Advisory Education and Professional Practice
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Do we teach our masters' students about reader advisory services? Well, the majority of schools offer a class that is either explicitly oriented toward Reader Advisory or includes Reader Advisory as a significant element. We conducted an informal review of course descriptions at 50 out of 56 LIS programs, and of those 50, 30 programs offered a total of 48 reader advisory or reader-advisory related courses. Eleven of those courses were specifically titled "Reader Advisory," and the 38 "related" courses generally had titles like "Materials and Services for Adults" or "History of the Book."
Esser, L. G., Adkins, D., & Velasquez, D. L. (2007, January 16). “Wasting Time on Romances:” Uncommon Ground in Reader Advisory Education and Professional Practice. Paper presented at the conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Seattle, WA.